THE WAY TO A BETTER VIEW / HAVE YOUR MYOPIA TREATED IN SINGAPORE

Myopia or short sightedness is a common vision problem worldwide. The occurrence of myopia has greatly increased from the 70s to the new millennium. It is important to note that myopia in Singapore is a grave concern, and for a reason. A study conducted by the Australian National University in 2012 showed that about 90% of kids and young adults of Asian descent are nearsighted. The problem is highly noticeable among school-aged children living in the urban areas of East Asian countries like China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore. ·         The Myopia Capital of the World The Lion City is regarded as the myopia capital of the world. No country in the world is more serious to contain the sweeping myopia problem than Singapore. According to the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), 80% of Singaporean children are set to develop near-sightedness by the age of 18. Hence, there is a looming problem. ·         Myopia Treatments in Singapore Are you seeing objects nearby clearly but having difficulty seeing them from afar? That is an indication you have myopia. What you are experiencing may be the result of the cornea being too curved for your eyeball’s length or your eyes’ lens is thicker than the average. Do not be anxious because there are treatment options available for you. ·         Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses Wearing glasses or contact lenses prescribed by an eye care professional is the most common treatment for myopia. Eyeglasses are basically curved lenses that can refocus light rays onto your retina. Contact lenses remain rested on your eyes to correct refractive error in the same...

Ending Undereye Circles – 3 Effective Non-Invasive Treatments to Get Rid of Dark Circles

It’s good enough that people see the fruit of your effort in the way you dress, the clothes you wear, and the house you live in. But if your hard work starts to show on your face, it’s a completely different story. Eye bags and dark circles can instantly add an extra ten years, and because no one wants to look older than they are, it’s only natural that a lot of people are constantly on the prowl for dark circle treatments that actually work. Contrary to what you might think, there are actually several non-invasive procedures you can avail of to effectively get rid of those unsightly dark circles. Tired of looking exhausted all the time? It’s time to bust those eye bags with these three effective methods. Tear Trough Procedure – Take a look in the mirror and it’s easy to see that there exists a depression under your eyes which takes on a darker tone than the rest of your skin. This is called your tear trough. As we age, these depressions get worse and often become darker in color, giving us the all too common eye bags. The tear trough procedure involves injecting dermal fillers into the depression, filling it out strategically and carefully shaping the deposited filler to adjust the topography of the areas under the eyes. Results are immediate and recovery period is fairly short, leaving clients looking younger, healthier, and much more well rested than ever before.  Laser Resurfacing – Many of the treatments available through aesthetics clinics make use of lasers, and that’s because they’ve been proven highly effective and minimally...

Understanding LASIK Surgery: What to Expect Before, During, and After

As a client who’ll be undergoing any treatment or procedure, you have the right and responsibility to know everything about it. From the medications and preparations to the significant changes to your life after surgery, you should know them all. Therefore, if you have decided to undergo a LASIK surgery because your doctor advised you to do so, then this post is definitely helpful to you!   Before the Surgery Your eyes will be assessed comprehensively by your doctor in order to know if it’s a good choice for you. If you are wearing contact lenses, it’s advised to take it off before the examination. Contacts transform the shape of the cornea. When you remove them a few weeks before the surgery, your cornea will revert back to its natural shape, thus giving accurate measurements of your eyes. Depending on the type, soft, toric soft, and hard contact lenses should be removed at least 2, 3, and 4 weeks respectively prior to the initial assessment. Before the day of the surgery itself, don’t forget to relax so you’ll become psychologically prepared for the procedure.   During Surgery Once consent is all signed up and the preparations are done in the eye centre, you’ll then proceed to the operating room. You’ll be asked to lie on a reclining chair with a laser system beside. An aesthetic solution will be dropped and a lid speculum will be used to open your eyelids wide. Instead of a laser, the surgeon might also use a mechanical microkeratome, a blade used to create a flap in the cornea. The procedure usually takes half an...

Dealing With Presbyopia: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

The vision is one of the most important senses in the body because without it, you can’t perform activities of daily living. That is why it is important to take good care of your eyesight. However, some people are specifically-predisposed to develop eye conditions that can hinder having a good vision. One of the most common conditions people suffer from is presbyopia. This is a condition that usually occurs beginning at around 40 years old. People who suffer from this condition usually report blurred near vision during activities like reading, working at the computer or sewing.   What Is Presbyopia? Presbyopia is an eye condition that happens as one grows older. In Singapore, it’s called as Lao Hua. It’s the difficulty of a person to focus on near objects. In fact, it happens as part of aging and it’s inevitable.   In the United States, this condition is widespread with more than 150 million people over the age of 40, suffering from it in 2014. Worldwide, about one billion people had the condition in 2005, the World Health Organization reports.   What Happens In Presbyopia?   In presbyopia, the lens of the eyes loses its flexibility and it thickens as one grows older. The muscle fibers surrounding the eyes changes as a result of aging. When the eyes lost its elasticity, it will find it difficult to focus on near objects.   How Is Presbyopia Treated?   Eyewear The most common method to correct presbyopia is prescriptive glasses. People who suffer from this condition can wear glasses to help them see near objects more clearly.   Contact Lenses Just...